David Cox is a partner with the firm’s nationally and internationally recognized Insurance Recovery Team, focusing his practice on the preservation and recovery of insurance-related assets for policyholders and complex commercial litigation issues. He has experience representing corporate policyholders, including manufacturers, government contractors, professional services companies, numerous banks and other financial institutions, investment companies and non-profits, in connection with civil actions, arbitrations, mediations, negotiations and advice involving a wide range of commercial insurance and reinsurance issues, including insurance company bad faith and coverage for asbestos bodily injury disputes, environmental liabilities, catastrophic property and business interruption losses, copyright infringement, construction defects, theft, directors’ and officers’ liability, and professional errors and omissions.

Mr. Cox has been a commentator for Mealey’s Litigation Report: Insurance Bad Faith and also has experience in consulting on complex e-discovery issues.

Mr. Cox has also committed many hours to representation of pro bono clients. In 2010-2011, and again in 2013, he was part of a team of firm attorneys who developed a series of webinars with the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program’s Community Economic Development (CED) Project, on risk management and insurance matters, focused on issues faced by non-profit organizations. The firm was honored as the co-recipient of the D.C. Bar’s 2011 Frederick B. Abramson Award for its work on this project.

Mr. Cox has been recognized as a 2014 Washington, D.C. "Super Lawyer" in the area of Insurance Coverage by Super Lawyers magazine.

Professional & Community Activities

District of Columbia Bar Association (Litigation Section E-Discovery Committee), Member

American Bar Association (Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section), Member

Street Law Program in partnership with Georgetown University Law Center and the District of Columbia Public School System, Participant

District of Columbia's Landlord Tenant Resource Center Staff, Volunteer

District of Columbia's Public Schools, Volunteer Teacher

North Carolina Law Review, Former Member


  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, J.D. (2002)
    with honors
  • Appalachian State University, B.S. (1994)
    cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • North Carolina

Who We Are

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Washington, DC, 20005-2018
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David L. Cox

Experience Highlights

Insurance coverage litigation for manufacturer and distributor of chemicals and plastics
Represented manufacturer and distributor of chemicals and plastics in coverage litigation regarding asbestos, environmental, and toxic tort more
Insurance coverage litigation for financial services company in receivership
Represented a financial services company in interpleader coverage litigation regarding directors & officers and errors & omissions more
Insurance recovery litigation for naval shipbuilding and repairing manufacturer
Successfully represented a naval shipbuilding and repairing manufacturer in a dispute regarding coverage for substantial property damage and business more
Reinsurance coverage arbitration for captive insurance company of major accounting firm
Represented captive insurance company of major accounting firm regarding professional liability losses. more